5 days in Crete Itinerary

5 days in Crete Itinerary

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Agios Nikolaos
— 1 night
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Archanes
— 2 nights
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Chania Town
— 1 night

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Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of House of Vrahassi Folk Exhibition, examine the collection at Skoteinianos Traditional Art Cafe, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally look for gifts at Olivia Shop.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agios Nikolaos road trip planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Agios Nikolaos due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Agios Nikolaos, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Archanes.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©

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Archanes

Archanes ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for gifts at Irida Family Workshop, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, make a trip to Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Archanes tour app.

Traveling by car from Agios Nikolaos to Archanes takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Agios Nikolaos in January since evenings lows in Archanes dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Archanes

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete
Room Escape Games

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Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Chania Town tour site.

You can drive from Archanes to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Maritime Museum of Crete ©
Maritime Museum of Crete
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

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